Western capercaillie

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Western capercaillie
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Male (cock)
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Female (hen)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Galliformes
Family: Phasianidae
Genus: Tetrao
Species:
T. urogallus
Binomial name
Tetrao urogallus
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Range of the western capercaillie[2]
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Distribution in Europe[2]

The western capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus), is a member of the grouse family. It is also called the Eurasian capercaillie, wood grouse, heather cock, or just capercaillie. It is found across Europe and the Palearctic. It is sexually dimorphic. It is a least concern species.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. BirdLife International (2016). "Tetrao urogallus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T22679487A85942729. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T22679487A85942729.en. Retrieved 14 March 2019.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 BirdLife International and NatureServe (2014) Bird Species Distribution Maps of the World. 2012. Tetrao urogallus. In: IUCN 2014. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. http://www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 02 June 2015.
  3. International), BirdLife International (BirdLife (2016-10-01). "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: Tetrao urogallus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 2020-10-06.